Crazy Heart

Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal in 'Crazy Heart.'

Photo by Lorey Sebastian

Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal in "Crazy Heart."

Steve Brown

Steve Brown

Filmmaker Ana Sofia Joanes

Filmmaker Ana Sofia Joanes

— Friday, Jan. 22

STEVE BROWN & FRIENDS AT 'ALIVE'

Jazz drummer and composer Steve Brown, left, will celebrate the release of his new CD "Within" at Alive After Five, 6 p.m. at the Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Drive.

Admission is $8 in general or $4 with museum membership or student ID. For information, call 865-934-2039 or visit www.knoxart.org/events/aliveafter5.html.

Saturday, Jan. 23

GET 'FRESH'

A potluck supper and screening of the documentary "Fresh" by Ana Sofia Joanes, left, will be 5-9 p.m. at The Birdhouse, 800 N. Fourth Ave.

The Highlander Research and Education Center presents the film and a discussion with the filmmaker. The movie is about farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are "re-inventing our food system" and promoting healthy practices in agriculture.

The potluck will begin at 5 p.m. and the film will show at 6 p.m. Suggested donation for admission is $5. For information, www.freshthemovie.com.

Sunday, Jan. 24

KNOXVILLE OPERA

The Knoxville Opera will present a community concert at 3 p.m. at the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center, 1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge.

Admission is free. For information, call 865-524-0795.

Monday, Jan. 25

BLUE PLATE SPECIAL

The menu will include folk, Western swing and more during the WDVX Blue Plate Special noon-1 p.m. at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St.

Performers will include Gritte Fritter, Ronnie James Vadala and JC and the Dirty Smokers. The show will also be broadcast on 89.9 and 102.9 FM and online at www.wdvx.com.

Admission is free.

Reed Waddle

Reed Waddle

Tuesday, Jan. 26

REED WADDLE

Smooth-voiced "blue-eyed soul" singer-songwriter Reed Waddle, left, will entertain at 10 p.m. at Preservation Pub, 28 Market Square.

Waddle hails from Destin, Fla., but spent time recently in Colorado to record his album "Piece by Piece" with a little help from pop icon John Oates (as in Hall & Oates).

For information and streaming song samples, visit www.reedwaddle.com.

Guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel

Guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel

Wednesday, Jan. 27

TENNESSEE SHINES

The January edition of the WDVX Tennessee Shines concert series will feature Tommy Emmanuel & Frank Vignola, Blue Highway, Adam Steffey & The Box Cars and Robinella at 7 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.

Guitar virtuosos Emmanuel and Vignola will perform tunes from their 2009 collaboration "Between the Frets." Blue Highway and The Boxcars are hot items on the bluegrass scene. Robinella will show off songs from her new CD "Fly Away, Bird."

Admission is $15 in advance, $20 on the day of the show. For info, visit www.knoxbijou.com.

Thursday, Jan. 28

BALD EAGLE REFUGEES

Knoxville rock bands Bald Eagle Refugees and Cool Runnings will entertain at 10 p.m. at Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave.

The Refugees were previously known as I Need Sleep. Presumedly, they are well-rested now.

Read about Cool Runnings in this week's "Band Scene" column by Jer Cole.

Admission is $5.

Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal in 'Crazy Heart.'

Photo by Lorey Sebastian

Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal in "Crazy Heart."

Friday, Jan. 29

'CRAZY HEART'

Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal, from left, strike up a relationship in the new film "Crazy Heart," scheduled to open Friday, Jan. 29, in area theaters. Bridges plays an aging country singer and Gyllenhaal plays a reporter writing about him.

Kristen Bell in 'When in Rome'

Photo by Philippe Antonello

Kristen Bell in "When in Rome"

'WHEN IN ROME'

Kristen Bell, left, plays a single-gal tourist who snags a handful of coins from a supposedly magic fountain in the new romantic comedy "When In Rome."

Magic or not, she soon finds herself pursued by a handful of ardent suitors.

The cast of the PG-13-rated film also includes Josh Duhamel, Anjelica Huston, Will Arnett, Jon Heder and Dax Shepard.

Saturday, Jan. 30

DANIEL STIPE ON PIANO

Pianist Daniel Stipe will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike.

Admission is $10-$15. For information, call 865-523-4176.

Sunday, Jan. 31

'ZINK' AT CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF KNOXVILLE

The children's adventure play "Zink: The Myth, the Legend, the Zebra" will be presented at 3 p.m. at the Children's Theatre of Knoxville, 800 Tyson St.

Zink is a legend among zebras, born with spots instead of stripes. His story helps give courage to a girl suffering from illness.

Admission is $11 per person or $9 each for parent and child. For information, call 865-599-5284 or visit www.childrenstheatreknoxville.com.

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